- Sep 18, 2009
Sorry Fleming. Just showing what is possible. To para-phrase the Blues Brothers- "It's got a Firebird mill, a Firebird transmission, a Firebird shifter, Firebird console, a Firebird steering wheel, Firebird seats, and it has no catalytic converters so it runs good on regular gas". Ha Ha. But I got the rod end linkage and it looks to be super adjustable. I was reading up on linkage geometry in Tom Monroe's Clutch And Flywheel handbook. Right now I have low pedal effort but excessive pedal travel. I can change that by drilling another hole in the clutch pedal arm to lower the pushrod away from the pivot point thereby increasing effort and decreasing travel. But I would need to carefully measure everything to get my total pedal ratio from pedal to clutch fork. I think I can get away with that as I am using a bent finger diaphragm clutch which gets easier to depress as it progresses through it's travel. Right now I can fully depress the clutch pedal with my hand, that's how much leverage there is in the linkage. So while the snow falls I can investigate my options and do some math calculations. Stay tuned.